New idea for your word study station. Go to Walmaart or your local automotive store and pick up an oil pan sheet. It looks like a giant cookie sheet. Use velcro to put it on the wall in your classroom. Fill a container with magnetic letters from the dollar store and VOILA! You have a magnetic letter station that they'll all be begging to use!
HERE'S A GREAT FREEBIE! IT'S A POWERPOINT THAT 1ST AND 2ND GRADE TEACHERS CAN USE FOR TEACHING THE END PUNCTUATION MARKS FOR SENTENCES. YOU CAN PRINT THE STUDENT SHEET OFF AND HAVE THEM FILL IN THE ANSWERS AS THEY FOLLOW THE POWERPOINT - THEN CHECK THEIR WORK AT THE END.
You know how your students always seem to gravitate to the computer games. AngryBirds has become a sensation and students can't get enough of mindless games. Well, I reward mine with free computer time, but I want them to stretch their brain. Here's a great site for that! http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/braingames/braingames.htm
I just listed a bunch of teaching resource books, bulletin board cut-outs, and reward certificates on my TPT store. Make sure you check those out! I'll be listing a bunch more over the next couple weeks! You can click the store link on the right to browse. AND I'M HAVING A SALE THIS WEEKEND! I expect most of these items to go fast.
Gather several items that are traditionally green and put them in a mystery box. Develop clues for the items and put them on a form. In a station, have students work together with the clues and reaching in the box to figure out what they are!
How to Make a
(adapted from Marilyn Burns About Teaching Mathematics)
Use 5 different colors (I use yellow, blue, green,
red, and pink) of long construction paper (12 X 18). Cut each piece of long
construction paper into 4 strips (3 X18). Each child will need one strip of
Have the students take a particular color (I use yellow), fold it in half, and
cut it into two pieces. Have them label each piece at ½. Then choose the second
color (I use red) and have them fold it in half, and then half again. Have them
cut and label each piece as ¼. Then have them cut the third strip (I use blue)
and label as 1/8 and the fourth strip (I use green) as 1/16. Leave the last
strip (pink) whole and label 1/1.
Magic School Bus Gets Charged teaches electricity through the Valentines Day theme. You can download that episode through http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/ . You have to have an account, but most school systems have one so contact your technology lead person for help. If not - your local library has many of the episodes.